Town hall chiefs call for devolved training

By MJ reporter | 29 October 2014

Town hall chiefs have renewed calls for the devolution of education, skills and training programmes as new figures show 90,000 youngsters have been jobless for two years or more.

In his speech to the National Children’s and Adults Services Conference in Manchester today, Local Government Association chair, Cllr David Sparks, called on the Government to scrap Jobcentre Plus and replace it with a locally-led Youth Transitions Service.

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